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Re: article on URIs, is this material that can be used by the

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 15:25:51 +0200
Message-ID: <466E9EDF.2070408@danbri.org>
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
CC: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, SWEO@spunkymail-mx6.g.dreamhost.com, IG?@spunkymail-mx6.g.dreamhost.com, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org

Henry S. Thompson wrote:
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> Dan Brickley writes:
>> HST wrote:
>>> I did say 'to some extent'.  A photograph of a painting of George V
>>> surely depicts George V, and an MP3 of a wax cylinder of a player
>>> piano roll of Rubenstein playing the Hammerklavier is still a
>>> rendering of the Hammerklavier.
>> Only if you assume total coverage of the content of the
>> original. Eg. thumbnail images don't depict everything that the source
>> image depicts (we went around that block in FOAF).
> Hmm?  What _does_ a thumbnail of an JPEG (of a) photograph of the
> Eiffel tower depict, if not the Eiffel tower?  If you show it to 1000
> people, and as them what it is, I'll bet you all but the most
> obstreperous geeks (and Fair Witnesses :-) will say "(a picture of)
> the Eiffel Tower".  Are they all wrong?

Many automatic thumbnail algorithms (eg. flickr's) cut out a square from 
the original rectangle, and so may omit content from the original. So 
they don't necessarily depict everything that the original depicted.

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